Communicable Disease (704-853-5002) staff are responsible for monitoring infectious diseases in Gaston County, and working to prevent their spread. Staff members investigate communicable diseases that infect county residents and pose a potential threat to the public's health.
Reportable diseases, the diseases that are routinely monitored and followed up on by the Health Department, usually present a threat to the public's health, and must be quickly contained. The Health Department routinely follows up on any reported cases of more than 60 communicable diseases, and works to ensure the patients and anyone who may have been exposed to the diseases receive proper treatment and will accommodate clients in preventing further spread of the disease in the community. Diseases routinely monitored and investigated by the Health Department include: salmonellosis, shigellosis, Hepatitis A and B, and vaccine-preventable diseases such as pertussis (whooping cough), measles, and bacterial meningitis, among many others.
To report a communicable disease, please complete the CD Part 1 Form (DOC) and fax to 704-862-6113 Attn: CD.